Need Phpbb Theme Suggestions/Feedback

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  1. clannny

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if you guys can consider a phpbb theme for my forum. Im looking for a theme just like forumpromotion.net .

    What i like about their theme is their login box placement & looks of the design/text.

    I also like their addon's customized as i dont know customizing & i cant afford to hire one so im just off to look for one that can look the best it can.

    So far the best one's i have found are

    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-...emo/whitefilmy
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-...poziomseo-blue


    Would be more then happy if you guys can recommend me better or good ones or feedbacks to the one listed above.
     
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    It show Page Not Found..! Please Check the link!
     
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    Once i found a forum where we can download themes for PHPBB, wordpress and bloggers for free, but i forgot the website forum link now, even i dont remember the name of the domain starts with but i m keep thinking and i will come up with the link page and will submit soon.
     
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    What type of forum will you be putting the theme on clannny?

    From the list you have given I personally like the Coffee Time, WhitEfilmy, PHPBB10Theme and 4poziomSEO themes - in that order. However, the most suitable theme will depend on the type of forum you want to launch.

    [Moving thread to Online Business forum!]
     
  5. clannny

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    Hello,
    Thanks for your feedback & suggestion fergal

    Well i will be putting the theme on a promotion type of a forum such as the one "forumpromotion".

    Also i've a few more theme to rate as right now the one interests me the most is coffee time


    After the below theme has been selected into a best 3-5 i will be choosing a theme soon.

    http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/AeroBlue
    http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/Blue_Stripe
    http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/xabbBlue
    http://themeforest.net/item/vision-phpbb-skin/39878?
    http://themeforest.net/category/misc/phpbb?ref=brandon93s
    http://www.forumstyles.de/demo/phpBB2/index.php?s=282
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/view/hestia
    http://www.templatemonster.com/phpbb-skins/21160.html
    http://www.templatemonster.com/phpbb-skins/21158.html
    http://www.templatemonster.com/phpbb-skins/20799.html
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/coffee-time
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/static-blue
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/rengahenk
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/gezegen
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/buziness-board
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/blue-ice
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/simplecorp
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/pro-iphone
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/skymiles
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/skymiles-red
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/1impression
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/whitefilmy
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/2unilever
    http://www.awesomestyles.com/phpbb3-styles/demo/4poziomseo-blue
    http://www.themesbase.com/?view=4195
    http://www.themesbase.com/?view=4196
    http://www.themesbase.com/?view=4204
    http://www.themesbase.com/?view=4201
    http://www.themesbase.com/?view=292
     
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    I still like the Coffee Time one best. Red is a great colour for promotion and advertising forums. Have you ever noticed that most "Sale" signs are in red?

    Of the additional themes that you posted I like http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/xabbBlue
     
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    Hello fergal
    Yeah i notice that
    Haha, we both have the same type of taste, the first time i saw the "coffee" theme i liked it out of all the other ones but just wanted some feedbacks to see if my taste is right.

    Anway fergal, let say i do use the "coffee" theme, what would you suggest added/deleted inside the theme?

    Btw, what would you recommend as 2nd best or 3rd.
     
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    You could replace the coffee cup and the sugar with an image more consistent with the forum topic. You might also have a look at the four navigation images - Index, Log In, Register, FAQ - they use a lot of vertical height. You might be able to remove them and integrate those links with the navigation buttons on top of the header.

    Second - http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/xabbBlue
    Third - Probably WhitEfilmy, and I also like 4poziomSEO Blue (but I'd change the header).

    Good luck with it and please keep us updated.
     
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    There are some nice themes there but my preferences are still the same.
     
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    That's a shame about the coffee theme. Hopefully the creator will fix those bugs. My second and third choices are still as follows;

    Second - http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/xabbBlue
    Third - Probably WhitEfilmy, and I also like 4poziomSEO Blue (but I'd change the header).
     
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    That Absolution theme is very nice Clannny, and as you probably know it was created by the same designer as the Forum Promotion one. My preference is still for the Coffee one, with some adjustments. Probably because it is red in colour and because I've seen the Absolution one used on another promotion forum.
     
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    Hey Fergal,
    Your right yeah I feel you alot on the coffee-time theme.

    But the owner kindof made the theme into a type of theme that won't let any mod's go through unless you higher a experience/skill coder to do this which i probably not going to do that.

    This is my plan
    Since the coffee-time theme look so good for a free theme im planning to keep it & download the absolution for the mods & either place the absolution or the coffee-time as default. Ill write a announcement sticky forever stating that coffee-time is for the GREAT LOOKS & absolution is for the main uses such as "points system" "portal" & such.

    But i will use coffee-time as default for attractive views & give user option to go to absolution theme on using the forum features.

    Thats the best way i can think of that won't cost money to higher people.

    But if this is a nice idea, would you prefer absolution out of all the other theme that are listed before i start absolution.
     
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    It's really a matter of personal preference clannny. Don't spend too long thinking about it. Just pick the one you like best and go with that. Assuming that the theme is of a reasonable standard, the exact one you use, won't have that major of an impact on the success of your forum. It's how you manage it that will count.
     

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